Chief editor of TV channel Russia Today Margarita Simonyan said in his Twitter that all accounts of the TV channel in the UK was blocked. The decision on closing of accounts is not subject to revision. Earlier Britain began checking Russian TV channel, on the biased stories which complained of the viewers.
On Twitter the editor-in-chief of TV channel Russia Today Margarita Simonyan reported that the Russian media in the UK have closed all the accounts. This decision, according to Simonyan, is not subject to revision. “Long live freedom of expression!” – sarcastically remarked Simonyan.
We closed the account in Britain. All of the accounts. ‘The decision is not subject to revision’. Long live freedom of speech!
— Margarita Simonyan (@M_Simonyan) on 17 October 2016
The reason for the test was the story of a British energy company Cuadrilla involved in the technology of shale gas production. At RT there was a story that this campaign dumped off the African coast toxic waste. However, the company accused the journalists of lying.
While the British media regulator had previously tested RT because of complaints from British viewers. According to the laws of great Britain, viewers can complain to the TV company, if it decides that it distributes biased information. In 2015, these complaints concerned stories about the situation in Ukraine. It was also reported about the violations that Ofcom has recorded at RT in 2014.